CBS’s Moonves: Audience More Important Than Emmys
I know this falls into the category of “Duh!” but I still liked this quote from a New York Times article on CBS’s success this fall:
“Mad Men,” on the AMC cable channel, has probably generated more comment this year than all the CBS shows put together. “We don’t get the Emmys,” said [CBS chief Leslie] Moonves, “but that’s not as important as getting the audience.”
Certain tea leaf readers might not take that quote as a good sign for The Good Wife.
Archie Panjabi (pictured above on the left) might disagree. She won the Best Supporting Actress Emmy for the role of Kalinda on The Good Wife. The Good Wife does get good total viewer numbers, but its 18-49 numbers are small relative to most of CBS’s scripted shows. Will CBS make an exception in The Good Wife’s case and consider the Emmy more important than the (18-49) audience?